21 April 2012

Snap happy

I have a new camera.  I. LOVE. IT. And I haven't even progressed beyond autofocus mode yet.











Oh, enough with the camera already.  You're just boring us all now!

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    1. Hi Anna
      Yes, I was really pleased with my first attempts. It's so easy to use on autofocus.
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  2. Russell (?) looks beautiful! The photos are great and whichever camera you chose was well worth the expense! Those keys (!) and the lady bug...Lovely!
    Thanks for sharing and hugs to the pooches!

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    1. Hi Noelle
      Frankie is a born poser, but even he was fed up with me following him around with the camera.
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  3. I can quite understand why you would love it. Tell us more?

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    1. Hi Rachel
      I suspect it's quite similar to the digital SLR you bought a little while back. It's a Canon EOS 1100D. It's my first ever digital SLR. I've wanted one for ages, and I'm so excited to finally have one. It's fantastic to be able to take pictures which actually turn out the same as you'd imagined. You can actually see the tadpoles' eyes in the pictures. I couldn't believe the quality of the images. Goodness knows what the more expensive ones must be able to do, but this is plenty good enough for me.
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  4. Wonderful !
    If this is what you can do on auto focus who cares about the rest !
    What kind of camera do you have ?
    I have a small point and click Casio Exlim that son found me in Japan. Since I don't read Japanese, the instructions are beyond me.
    I just click the basics too.
    Love the gud dug ! like my Hamish boring, bring me snack !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Hi Parsnip
      I'd previously been using a Sony Cybershot, which did give good quality pictures on a good day, but usually had variable results. This one is a Canon EOS 1100D. I chose a Canon because I have a non-digital Canon SLR camera (which I haven't used for years), and the lenses can apparently be used on the digital version, but I've just stuck with the lens that came with it so far as it autofocuses!
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  5. Great photos Dan, autofocus or not! I'm still trying to get my head around settings on mine...
    Looking forward to more :o)
    Rose H
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    1. Hi Rose
      Oh,I know! There are so many settings and adjustments you can make manually, aren't there?! I was pleased with the pictures I took just using autofocus, but for the future I'd like to learn a bit more, so I got a book from the library yesterday.
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  6. Aw look at that little face!

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    1. Hi Kath
      Frankie dies have a sweet face, it's just a shame it masks such naughtiness.
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  7. Brilliant photos. Wonderfully sharp and in focus. I particularly like the ones of the dog. I'm sure you will have many happy hours snapping away!

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    1. Hi Annie
      Thanks for your encouragement. I've really enjoyed playing with it. I can't wait to have the opportunity to take it on a proper trip out!
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  8. Looks like you also found the macro setting too! Very crisp photos, I look forward to seeing more.

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    1. I did have a fiddle with the different settings, as the digital version helpfully tells you what they all do as you turn the dial, but I kept returning to the full automatic mode. I'll be braver next time. I'm stunned at the price of macro lenses, they're almost as expensive as the camera was!
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  9. You weren't boring me at all! THose old keys on the velvet ribbon look very cool.

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    1. Thank you Jodi. I think Frankie really had had enough of me following him around. Our other dog Bobby is terrified of it unfortunately.
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  10. You are having fun Dan. You do know that it is addictive, don't you??

    My favourite....well, the ladybird of course :)

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    1. It's fantastic to just be able to keep snapping and snapping and still have used only a tiny fraction of the camera's memory.
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  11. Beautiful, clear shots!!! We just got a new camera too, and I cannot believe how much fun it is. :)

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    1. I'll have to stop by and have a look at your pics Zuzu!
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  12. Wonderfully sharp images Dan. Frankie is so photogenic and a bit of a poseur too - Gorgeous!

    Your post about Lay Me Down really moved me. Thank you for sharing.

    Jeanne
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    1. Hi Jeanne, I'm very pleased with the camera, and Frankie loves it too.
      It was an extremely sad book, and I so felt for Lay me Down.
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  13. It's exactly what I bought recently - Canon EOS 1100D..... I love mine too, though not the long lens which came as a bargain extra. But, but..... I have been allowed to use the companion's 3 Leicas (3!! who knew anyone needed so many!) and oh, are they seductive! The Canon is easier, though, as I keep having to tell myself.....

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    1. Hi Rachel
      I got a lens with mine too, it looks like a fairly all-purpose one, but I also have some Canon lenses from my old non-digital version that I can apparently use with it. How lucky that you have such generous companions, but you're right, the Canon is so easy to use. I haven't really had much chance to play with it properly yet.
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  14. oohh there will be no stopping you now :-) It is rather addictive taking photos when you have a nice camera :-)

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    1. It's classed as an 'entry level' digital SLR, I am thrilled with it. It takes fantastic pictures. The settings are perfect for a beginner and it's really easy to use.
      Dan
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